Title

Introduction: On Exhibitionism, In "Queer Publicity: A Dossier On Lesbian And Gay Film Festivals"

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Published In

GLQ

Abstract

Lesbian and gay film festivals remain a forum where gay people represent themselves, offering collective experience and an opportunity for critical reception. Critics and audiences must both avoid the smart-critic, stupid-audience dichotomy that is unnecessarily divisive. Queer cinema offers political and ethical problems. The growth of such festivals in turn creates audience demands for increasingly sophisticated films.